Artists Space

Patio Tempo, Jim Iserman

January 9 – February 13, 1982

Jim Iserman's installation in the Reception Gallery, Patio Tempo, recollects popular American furniture and decorations, usually produced in the 1950's. Iserman's furniture and decorations, usually made of plastic and pre-fabricated materials, originate in a "low" art context which he places in an uneasy relationship to "high" art. By playing on our most mundane expectations of an actual reception room, Patio Tempo attempts to dissolve and/or point out the distinctions that we construct between fantasy and real life situations.

Jim Iserman lives in Los Angeles and is exhibitions coordinator at LACE. His work has recently been shown at Mizuno Gallery in Los Angeles and at Hallwalls, Buffalo.

Programming at Artists Space is partially supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.